British Borneo Sabah Expedition 1983
D. Nicol and his team of 5 spent 3 weeks on the summit of Mt. Kinabalu (4,100m) with the object of climbing on the tremendous 900m granite walls to the North-East. As the 'youngest major mountain' in the world, Kinabalu has a lack of usable cracks and holds, and being in the tropical rain-belt there was some risk of drowning on the face or being swept off it. Nevertheless they achieved 1,200m of climbing, including a 600m slab route. As offering climbers big rock walls, they consider Kinabalu ranks with Yosemite and Baffin Island.